Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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RE[6]: IOS like scrolling
by mrstep on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: IOS like scrolling "
mrstep
Member since:
2009-07-18

"Ah, another person who sees in black-and-white.

It's a gradient. A relative term.

He's doing awful, malicious, power-hungry things.

Sounds evil to me."

and then

"Yeah, well neither are child abusers, but it's not a meaningful argument."

That's very funny. You know, someone who takes a pen from work is a thief - and I'd now go so far as to say evil. Or is that OK? Because seemingly if you run a big company and have to have lawyers, you're evil. Actually a bad person. I get it - you know him well, and he's malicious, right? Some would reserve that for a person who orders executions or dissidents, torture, others - maybe 1 USB port too few? No DVD drive? It's all shades of gray, so if it isn't white, it's black. Welcome to the amazing patented TheGZeus Gradient of Guilt.

I guess the good news for the world is that we have your success to light our way and no longer have to bend over to the nice consumer products that are stealing our souls.

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RE[7]: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:19 in reply to "RE[6]: IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Evil has more to do with attitude and intent, then carrying out actions intended to reach that intent.
Thus, not just bad, but _malicious_.
If you're stealing pens in order to ruin the day for someone so they lose a contract and thus their job, then it's evil.
If you steal a pen because your boss was being a jerk and you just want his pen, you're just... a wanker.

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